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Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Each December thanks to my friend Natasha’s Virtual Cookie Hop, my kiddos and I try a new cookie recipe. This year we tried a childhood favorite of mine – chewy gingersnap cookies! These brought back memories of milk and cookies during my preschool days. We would have scrumptious homemade cookies on special days from our director. 30+ years later and I still remember those yummy cookies. A gingersnap cookies recipe that is delicious and chewy! #SweetTreats #HousefulOfCookies

Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

A gingersnap cookies recipe that is delicious and chewy! #SweetTreats #HousefulOfCookies
Yield: 4 dozen

Chewy Gingersnap Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

A yummy recipe from my childhood. These chewy gingersnap cookies are scrumptious!


  • ½ c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. vegetable shortening
  • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1 c. granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ c. molasses
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 T. ground ginger
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • 2 t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 t. ground cloves
  • ½ t. salt


  1. Cream the butter, shortening, brown sugar, and ½ cup granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl with a hand-held mixer.
  2. Mix in the molasses, and then add the eggs and mix to combine.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and spices. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Transfer the dough to the refrigerator and chill for one hour.
  4. While the dough is chilling, place top oven rack in center position and pre-heat oven to 375°F. Line two large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat and set aside.
  5. Remove dough from refrigerator and form into 1-inch balls. Roll balls of dough in remaining ½ cup granulated sugar until coated.
  6. Place balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each ball. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 8 - 11 minutes or until cookies are nicely browned and cooked through.
  7. Remove cookies from oven and cool on wire rack before serving. Enjoy!

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What is Houseful Of Cookies?

Houseful of Cookies is an annual, virtual cookie hop, hosted by Natasha Nicholes of Houseful of Nicholes. She really likes playing on the “Houseful” theme when there is more than one of something, and since there’s more than one cookie…here we are. Each year, she gathers a bunch of us from the internet to bake up our epic cookie creations and share them with all of you! It’s a fun time! We’ve all07 dealt with butter, flour, and various flavorings to bring you our goodies each year. This year, we present to you, our cookie hop.

Houseful Of Cookies Virtual Cookie Hop

Houseful Of Cookies Participants

Brownie Cookies – Houseful of Nicholes

Chocolate Rolo Surprise Cookies – Good Girl Gone Redneck

The Perfect Christmas Sugar Cookies – Love, Jaime

Cake Mix Santa Cookies – Dairy Carrie

Candy Cane Cookies – Brooklyn Active Mama

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Shortbread Cookies – Honest & Truly

Decorated Ugly Sweater Cookies – 1000 Directions

Mickey Christmas Headband Cookies – Cutefetti

Birds Nest Cookies – My Crafty Life

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies – Kenya Rae

Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes – Day by Day in Our World

Not His Mamma’s Tassies – Heather Spins a Yarn

Molded Peanut Butter Cookies – This Mamas Life

Not Your Mama’s Milk & Cookies – Life of a Ginger

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Mama Harris’ Kitchen

Coffee Sandwich Cookies with Browned Buttercream Filling – How Was Your Day?

Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies – Omadarling

Coffee Cookies – Someday I’ll Learn

Toffee Bits Cookies – This Worthey Life

Fruitcake Cookies – Sugar, Spice, & Glitter

Keto Almond Joy Cookies – The Crunchy Mommy

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